Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rudolph Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

My love for Rudolph continues this Christmas. I couldn't go without sharing a Christmas treat with you all so I made these adorable rudolph sugar cookies, for my loves pre-school class of course. I got the idea from this blogger. Last year I made these. And who wouldn't want a cute and delicious treat during snack time, I sure would!

You can use you favorite sugar cookie recipe. And I must confess, I've never been a huge sugar cookie fan. But now I am. I found these delicious cream cheese sugar cookies here. The cream cheese and almond extract really make these cookies delicious. In fact, when I picked my love up from school, he said,"Mommy my friend said he wants you to make these again but I told him we make different cookies for different parties (with a proud look on his face)."

Printable Recipe
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Cup Softened Butter
3 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Almond Extract
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Egg Yolk
2-1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
Red Colored M&M's
Chocolate Frosting Gel
Vanilla Frosting Gel

1. In your mixer or a bowl combine the sugar, butter and cream cheese, salt extracts and yolk and blend well.

2. Stir in flour until blended well. Chill dough for 2 hours or until ready to use. Preheat oven to 375º.

3. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough, one third at a time to 1/8 thickness. You have to really put some muscle into rolling chilled dough out but once you get it going its butter. Cut into desired cookie shapes. I used a biscuit cutter to make smaller cookies. Place one inch apart and bake for 7-10 minutes or until golden around edges. Cool completely.

For Decorating. Draw out the antlers with the chocolate gel. Squeeze out a small dot of the vanilla gel for the nose and place the red M&M's on top and allow to dry. Simple enough, right.

We had leftover dough so we made some Christmas cookie cutter shapes as well. Which my love is demonstrating below...

These didn't last long in our house. And it probably won't in your home either. Wishing all of you a very merry Holiday Season! Now get baking....
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  1. Zoe said... December 22, 2011 at 12:09 AM

    I'm always a big fan of your bakes and cooking creations.

    2011 has been a great year for me being your blog follower and would love to wish you and your newly extended family an extra Merry Christmas and Happy 2012!

  2. confessionsofabrighteyedbaker said... December 22, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    These are sooooo cute! I love the idea and I'm sure they're delicious too :)Pretty photos!

  3. Monet said... December 22, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    So cute! These are one of the most adorable Christmas treats I've seen this year. Thank you for sharing this deliciousness with me. I'm about to leave for Colorado, but I'm glad I had a chance to check in before I depart! Many blessings to you and yours!

  4. organizingwithe said... December 23, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    I thought I was done baking cookies for Christmas - but these are just cute - and easy! And my kids are teens!

  5. ~Lexibule~ said... January 16, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Trop mignon ce petit Ange:) Bonne Année 2012 à toi ainsi qu'à ta charmante petite famille;)xxx

  6. AikoVenus said... January 28, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    These are so cute and simple! I love them! ^^

  7. 'Le ricette dell'Amore Vero' di Claudia Annie said... February 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    wooooooooooow che delizia! complimenti, un bacio :)
    ps: ho realizzato un nuovo concorso "Fashion Food": in premio 100 euro di shopping! Ti aspetto :)

  8. Juls said... September 28, 2012 at 3:05 AM

    This is so cute. This fits perfectly during the upcoming Christmas season.

  9. Shuyun said... October 12, 2012 at 3:13 AM

    I hope you can reply me for this
    I just came upon your blog as I was searching for a delicious sugar cookie recipe to bake for my loved ones for the holidays, and this is my first time baking cookies....

    How long do these cookies last? 1-2 weeks?
    And, is it possible to decorate them with royal icing ?

    Thanks! :)

  10. Ани said... November 20, 2013 at 4:47 AM

    HI, great cookies. I love them. Plan to make them today. Wanted to ask you how bih is your cup?